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Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2014/10/27 - AVG, KPMG, Ooredoo Group and Telefónica elected to Global Board. Andrew Bud, (mBlox) re-elected as Global Chair and Filipe Roup Rosa (Boku) elected as Vice-Chair - MEFMobile.org.
MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, has announced the results of its Global Board elections for the 2014/2015 term.
Candidates representing MEF’s regional chapters (EMEA, LatAM, Asia and NA) contested four seats on the Global Board, reflecting the organisation’s diverse membership and key focus areas in an expanded mobile ecosystem which captures publishing, content, engagement, consumer trust, education and mobile money .
The four newly elected board members are:
• Judith Bitterli CMO, AVG Technologies
• Mark Harding Media and Digital Content Director, KPMG
• Thomas Chevanne Senior Director Commercial Strategy & Partnerships, Ooredoo Group
• James Lasbrey Global Business Leader, Wholesale SMS, Telefónica
Andrew Bud, Founder and Non-Executive Director at mBlox was re-elected as Global Chair and Filipe Roup Rosa, Business Director LatAm at Boku was elected Vice-Chair.
The elections took place during MEF’s AGM in London.
Each new board member will contribute to the direction of MEF, helping the organisation to champion initiatives around mobile money, consumer trust, innovation and monetization across an international ecosystem, themes which will be reflected at MEF’s forthcoming annual conference in San Francisco MEF Global Forum 2014 (November 17 19)
The new board members will join incumbent directors; an established board of industry leaders which includes:
• Darren Foulds Mobile Banking and Pingit Product Director, RBB, Barclays Banks
• Neil Johnson Managing Director, DMG Media
• Colin Miles - Vice President, Corporate Marketing, InternetQ PLC
• Rimma Perelmuter CEO, MEF
• Tom Hall - VP Education Technology Partnerships, Pearson
• Ron Czerny Founder & CEO PlayPhone
• Ricardo Carvalho - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, TIMWE
Rimma Perelmuter, MEF CEO said: “As mobile becomes the primary -- and in many countries -- only digital touch-point for consumers, engagement now spans multiple vertical sectors including health, education, entertainment and financial services. With regional chapters and a truly diverse membership, MEF is the only global association that crosses three important boundaries of geography, company size and verticals to provide competitive advantage to our members with the goal to create a robust and sustainable mobile ecosystem.
“We are delighted to welcome new directors to the Global Board who add invaluable leadership to MEF’s mission in advancing the mobile content and commerce industry.”
MEF (mefmobile.org) is the global community for mobile content and commerce. It is the leading trade organisation for companies wishing to monetize their goods, services and digital products via the mobile connected device. MEF provides competitive advantage to its diverse membership, shapes industry growth, connects thought leaders and spearheads groundbreaking initiatives which explore and promote monetization opportunities.
With global headquarters in London and operational chapters and offices in Africa, Asia, EMEA, Latin America, Middle East and North America, MEF is a member network with global reach and strong local representation, ideally placed to drive market growth. Established in 2000, MEF provides an impartial, consistent and powerful voice for the foremost companies and entrepreneurs from across the mobile content and commerce value chain.